6 August 2010

Debris flow disaster in Leh, Indian Kashmir

Posted by Dave Petley

Thanks to several people for the heads up on this.  Various Indian news agencies are reporting that the town of Leh in Ladakh, Indian controlled Kashmir was hit by a series of debris flows / flas floods triggered by a cloudburst.  The reported death toll is currently reported to be at least 50, and may increase substantially.

This Panoramio image gives a fairly good idea of what Leh is like: